Our Crisis line doesn’t get answered without the help of volunteers.

Do you see yourself ready to make a difference by working directly with survivors of violence? Join our volunteer Violence Prevention and Intervention Training team!

After completing an intensive 12 week training program, volunteers answer our intake and crisis lines providing information to trans/women and femmes and the community, and facilitating support groups.

Attend a Violence Prevention information session to learn more:

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 6:00pm
Thursday, July 18th at 4:00pm

BWSS Violence Prevention and intervention training program is offered to self-identified women who want to obtain the necessary skills to volunteer for our direct services:

  • Intake and Crisis support line
  • Women’s support groups
  • Court accompaniment
  • Community events
  • Special projects and ongoing training
  • And more


Through this inclusive and intensive training, participants will acquire knowledge and skills related to:

  • Theoretical framework of violence against women.
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety assessment and safety planning
  • Group facilitation
  • Introduction to criminal, family, and international law
  • Feminist anti-oppression analysis and decolonizing practices
  • Impacts of colonization, assimilation, residential schools as it relates to Indigenous Women
  • Gendered persecution, political persecution, sexualized violence, and intimate partner violence as it relates to non-status, refugee women and women with precarious immigration status.
  • LGBTQ2S survivors of gender based violence.


The Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Program dates will be:

Every Friday between September 20th to December 6th, 2019 9:30am to 4:30pm

Apply today!


Violence Prevention and Intervention Training